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Ecocentricity Blog: In Thanksgiving for the People of Interface

By: John A. Lanier
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I am thankful for the outstanding work of the people of Interface. They have continued that which began in 1994 with a metaphorical spear in Ray Anderson’s chest. As their latest report shows, Interface continues to lead the way in showing how an environmentally responsible enterprise should operate.

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I am thankful for the outstanding work of the people of Interface. They have continued that which began in 1994 with a metaphorical spear in Ray Anderson’s chest. As their latest report shows, Interface continues to lead the way in showing how an environmentally responsible enterprise should operate.

Ray of Hope Prize® Awarded to GreenPod Labs for Nature-Inspired Solution to Food Loss

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The Biomimicry Institute has awarded the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize to GreenPod Labs, an India-based agricultural biotechnology startup focused on tackling food loss problems in developing countries.

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The Biomimicry Institute has awarded the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize to GreenPod Labs, an India-based agricultural biotechnology startup focused on tackling food loss problems in developing countries.

Bottle Deposit Bills and the New Technology That Can Make Them Work

By: John A. Lanier
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Several states in America utilize bottle deposits and refunds to incentivize higher recycling rates for plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans. The data around recycling rates in those states suggest that these mechanisms work pretty well, and technologies like reverse vending machines can help make them even better. It’s a model we need to see adopted in more places.

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Several states in America utilize bottle deposits and refunds to incentivize higher recycling rates for plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans. The data around recycling rates in those states suggest that these mechanisms work pretty well, and technologies like reverse vending machines can help make them even better. It’s a model we need to see adopted in more places.

Ray Anderson's Predictions For the Future: Where Are We Now?

By: John A. Lanier
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In an award acceptance speech in 2010, Ray Anderson made some interesting predictions about the future. Twelve years later, it's obvious that he "nailed it" in so many ways.

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In an award acceptance speech in 2010, Ray Anderson made some interesting predictions about the future. Twelve years later, it's obvious that he "nailed it" in so many ways.

Blair Beasley to Keynote USGBC Georgia's Chrysalis Awards

Sponsored by Interface and Cox
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Blair Beasley, director of climate strategies for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, will be the keynote speaker for the USGBC Georgia's Chrysalis Awards event, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Interface's headquarters in Atlanta.

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Blair Beasley, director of climate strategies for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, will be the keynote speaker for the USGBC Georgia's Chrysalis Awards event, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Interface's headquarters in Atlanta.

Extreme Event Attribution: What We Can Say About The Link Between Hurricane Ian and Climate Change

By: John A. Lanier
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In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact, some people might want to jump to the conclusion that climate change caused the storm. As the scientific community has taught us, that’s the wrong conclusion to make. Instead, we can say that climate change is making hurricanes like Ian worse, especially when it comes to the challenges of extreme rainfall and flooding.

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In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact, some people might want to jump to the conclusion that climate change caused the storm. As the scientific community has taught us, that’s the wrong conclusion to make. Instead, we can say that climate change is making hurricanes like Ian worse, especially when it comes to the challenges of extreme rainfall and flooding.

Is Patagonia the Rabbit or the Duck: Why It's Okay to Answer “Both”

By: John A. Lanier
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John Lanier takes a deep-dive into exactly how Yvon Chouinard gave away his ownership of Patagonia earlier this month. As John notes, the details matter, and they show that Chouinard was both acting philanthropically and in a way that minimized his tax liability.

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John Lanier takes a deep-dive into exactly how Yvon Chouinard gave away his ownership of Patagonia earlier this month. As John notes, the details matter, and they show that Chouinard was both acting philanthropically and in a way that minimized his tax liability.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2022

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Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the corner where you are." This quarter's newsletter features all of the latest stories from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's key funding initiatives, including The Ray, Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Drawdown Georgia.

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Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the corner where you are." This quarter's newsletter features all of the latest stories from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's key funding initiatives, including The Ray, Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Drawdown Georgia.

Shifting the Burden of Proof: Why It's Now On the Fossil Fuel Industry to Defend Itself

By: John A. Lanier
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After many decades of research and advocacy, the climate movement has carried its burden of proof in showing how detrimental the fossil fuel industry has been. It’s now time for the fossil fuel industry to justify its role in our future economy, and I don’t think it looks good for them.

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After many decades of research and advocacy, the climate movement has carried its burden of proof in showing how detrimental the fossil fuel industry has been. It’s now time for the fossil fuel industry to justify its role in our future economy, and I don’t think it looks good for them.

Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Our Climate Solution Set: The Latest from Project Drawdown

By: John A. Lanier
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Climate is in the news right now, which seems like the perfect time to revisit Project Drawdown’s trailblazing work in modeling our most effective climate solutions. In their latest update, we get 11 new solutions and some other updates that might surprise you.

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Climate is in the news right now, which seems like the perfect time to revisit Project Drawdown’s trailblazing work in modeling our most effective climate solutions. In their latest update, we get 11 new solutions and some other updates that might surprise you.

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